IDTA General Assembly 2023: Positive Review and Election of the Board of Directors

The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Industrial Digital Twin Association e.V. (IDTA) took place on 23 March 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. The participants had a look back at the year 2022 and gained insights into the plans for 2023.

With an increase in membership to 97 including new members in April 2023, more than 350 meetings with over 340 active participants from the membership and increased visibility of the association, especially through trade fairs and events, the general meeting showed a positive balance. The representatives of the working groups Open Technology, Submodels, Quality Management, Marketing and Use Cases reported on the past year.

Subsequently, in accordance with the statutes, the delegates voted on the election of the Executive Board after a three-year term of office. The Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr Matthias Bölke (Schneider Electric), the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr Horst Heinol Heikkinen (Asentics), and the Treasurer, Karsten Schneider (Siemens), will remain in their positions for the next term of office. The other members of the Executive Board were also re-elected. Hans-Peter Zobl (Kuka) was elected to the Executive Board as successor to Wolfgang Mayer (Kuka), who did not stand for re-election.

Accordingly, the IDTA Board of Directors consists of 13 persons:

Chairman: Dr. Matthias Bölke, Schneider Electric
Vice Chairman: Dr. Horst Heinol Heikkinen, Asentics
Treasurer: Karsten Schneider, Siemens
Dr. Birgit Boss, Bosch
Burkhard Balz, Lenze
Erich Clauer, SAP
Ernst Esslinger, Homag
Prof. Dr. Michael Hoffmeister, Festo
Gunther Koschnick, ZVEI
Andreas Orzelski, Phoenix Contact
Hartmut Rauen, VDMA
Dr. Dirk Thieme, Volkswagen
Hans-Peter Zobl, KUKA